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Taoism body held rituals in conjunction with festival

13th September, 2017

KOTA KINABALU: The Kota Kinabalu San Ching Taoism Association recently successfully conducted the “Amitabha Changchun Puja 2017” in conjunction with the annual Zhongyuan or Yu Lan Festival.

The elaborated Tibetan-style rituals held at the premises of its temple complex located in Kg Kiansom, Inanam was aimed chiefly to appease and salvage the spirit of the departed. It was conducted by a group of seven Buddhist monks led by the Ven. Sherab Rinpoche from Nepal.

During the ritual, Sherab Rinpoche also explained the significance of such rituals which comprise chanting of Buddhist mantras and making offering, essentially to inculcate in a person’s compassion for all living beings as well as those who had departed, besides advocating the noble deed of filial piety for one’s parents and ancestors.

At the end of the rituals, Sherab Rinpoche also performed the unique Tibetan blessing upon those devotees who participated in the ritual.

Besides this, Sherab Rinpoche and his delegation of monks also conducted another ritual at the Oceanus Waterfront Mall dedicated to the marine life.

Also in attendance at the occasion were, Sifu Hii Siew Ong, director of the temple construction, its chairman Tang Kee Hiong, deputy chairman Tay Chee Kiang, its Chief Merit Officer Dato Harry Teo, and Yong Gek Hui, its organising chairman. – By Michael Teh

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